The Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it is carrying out preventive and preemptive intelligence to forestall any planned attack by Boko Haram terrorists on the nation’s capital and its adjoining states of Nasarawa and Kogi.
MERIDIAN SPY reported Saturday, a memo from the customs revealed a possible attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in the areas.
However, Major- General John Enenche, Defence Spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday, said all securities agencies have been placed on red alert to prevent the attack and effective surveillance in the FCT and its adjoining states.
“The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other States of the country,” said Enenche.
“This is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning its staff on a possible attack on the FCT.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
“Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country.”
The Defence Spokesperson further urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly.